The talks of humans moving forward to being multi-planetary beings is buzzing nowadays. The idea of living in other planets is exciting of course. Imagine the future humans wearing those cool space suites jumping living their normal space lives in Mars. That seems like some scene in a science fiction movie. And chances are it will be our reality soon.
We all know that humans are eyeing Mars as its next habitat. And it is all because it seems to be the only planet that could possibly support human life even though its environment could be quite extreme. Still, scientists think that risks can be managed. But if you are wondering why we are not looking to live in other planets. Let me tell you why.
The winds in Neptune reach 1500 mph
To give you an idea of how dangerous it is to be in Neptune, us humans consider wind that reaches 50-60 mph as damaging winds. So the most devastating winds brought by the thunderstorms on Earth would just be a soft breeze in this planet. Living in Neptune would be existing inside a mega tornado. These strong jet streams would make it impossible for humans to land on its surface. How much more to make a base there right?
Mercury’s temperature has extreme swings
The worst heat wave that humans have recently experienced happened in Australia. During this time people suffered from a heat that peaked at 46. degrees Celsius for 8 straight days. People have died during this time due to heat stroke. This is why we can’t live in Mercury.
Mercury, being the closest planet to the sun can reach temperatures of 450 degrees Celsius during the day. And this is not the worst part yet. Because it does not have an atmosphere to trap the heat, it gets freezing cold during the night. The night temperatures in Mercury can drop to -170 degrees Celsius. And just to make matters worst, a single day in this planet lasts for 1407.5 Earth hours.
Venus is a scorching hot ball filled with toxic gases
This planet is absolutely the most beautiful in our solar system, however, it is also the most toxic. Its atmosphere is mostly gas humans consider as noxious. This atmosphere is also the main reason why the temperature in Venus reaches up to 465 degree Celsius.
Mars has the most brutal sandstorms among all planets
The scientists who are pushing for humans to colonize Mars must have a pretty great plan on how to survive its sandstorms. And oh, we are not just talking about regular Earth sandstorms by the way. Dust storms in Mars could last for months and are capable of blanketing the whole planet in its duration. So if you are severely allergic to dust or terrified about the idea of getting buried in red planetary sand, then you should help keep save Earth.
Can humans live on other planets?
This is a question that a lot of people are asking right now, and nobody can really provide an answer. I guess we just need to wait for 5 years for SpaceX to complete their mission. It is a pretty exciting idea, to say the least, however, it is pretty scary as well.